Criminal Background Processing Change | 9/24/2020For application purposes, you must request a standard FBI fingerprint card, form No. FD-258 used by the FBI for noncriminal fingerprinting from the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy. No other cards will be accepted. All completed cards must be mailed directly to:
Mississippi Department of Public Safety
Criminal Information Center
PO Box 958
Jackson, MS 39205-0958
News from the DEA | 7/21/2020DEA has eliminated paper
registration and renewal notifications and moving toward the ONLINE
registration and renewal process. Paper notifications will no longer be
mailed. Therefore, it is imperative that DEA has the correct email
address of the registrant or their designated point of contact.
Registrants without email addresses will be contacted by DEA personnel in order
to update the notification database. Registrants may also directly
contact Registration Support Specialists, Julie (571) 362-4890 or Connie (571)
362-4891) who handle the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and
Mississippi. Additional information can be found on the DEA website: www.DEAdiversion.usdoj.gov,
Mississippi Board of Pharmacy Swears in Board Members and Appoints Officers | 7/17/2020The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy welcomed two new board members at the third quarter meeting held in Jackson on July 16. Ronnie Bagwell of Brandon and Tony Waits of Prentiss will each serve a five-year term as board members.“We, at the Board of Pharmacy, are excited about both Ronnie and Tony joining our Board. They bring many years of experience in the practice of pharmacy that will serve them and us well in the decisions that are required of the Board and staff. We look forward to the contributions that they will make,” Executive Director Susan McCoy.
Bagwell, a Brandon resident brings over 25 years of experience to the position. He is the owner of Marty’s Pharmacy and Compounding Center in Flowood and has been the Pharmacist-in-Charge of Hospice Ministries inpatient facility since 1998. Bagwell has served as the president of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association.
Waits is a resident of Prentiss and has been working in pharmacy for over 30 years. He is the owner of Hudson Drugs in Prentiss. He has served on the Board of Mississippi Independent Pharmacist Association, the Baptist Medical Dental Mission International and the Board of Trustees of Pearl River Community College throughout the years.
Additionally, the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy elected Jillian Foster of Olive Branch to the position of president. Appointed to the Board in 2016, Foster is currently the System Pharmacy Service Line Administrator for Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation (BMHCC), where she provides strategic directions to the BMHCC pharmacy teams across 14 hospitals and 19 infusion centers in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
The Board of Pharmacy named Larry Calvert Vice President, and Todd Barrett as Secretary for the 2020-2021 term. (Left to right: Tony Waits, District 4, Jillian Foster, District 1 and President, Ronnie Bagwell, Institutional at Large, Ryan Harper, District 3, Guy Phillips, Retail at Large, Todd Barrett, District 2 and Secretary, Larry Calvert, District 5 and Vice President.)